Enlarged Prostate Treatment

Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors
There are several PDE5 inhibitors on the market today, including:
 
Most people are quite familiar with the use of these medications for treating impotence. However, one of these medications (Cialis) is also approved to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. Cialis does not shrink the prostate but can help reduce symptoms. It can be a particularly attractive option for men who have both and enlarged prostate and erectile dysfunction.
 

Medications for Enlarged Prostate: Table

  
Enlarged Prostate Medications
Category
Therapeutic Effect
Generic Name
Brand Name
Alpha blockers
Relax muscles near the prostate
prazosin
Cardura®
Flomax®
Hytrin®
Minipress®
5 alpha-reductase inhibitors
Slow prostate growth, shrink 
              prostate
Phosphodiesterase type 5
          inhibitors
Relax muscles near the prostate
     tadalafil
       Cialis
 
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